KCVP is now offering housing stabilization assistance to veterans affected by COVID-19

Our King County communities are facing many challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Business closures to help slow the spread of COVID-19 have resulted in loss of employment for many in King County. To support our community members during the COVID-19 crises, the King County Veterans Program (KCVP), supported with Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) funds, is now offering housing stabilization assistance for veterans and their family members who have been affected by COVID-19.

Housing stabilization assistance

Available funds will help support veterans and their families who have fallen behind on housing costs, including both rent and mortgage costs.

Funds received by veterans and their families will be based on documented amounts owed with a maximum award of $1,500.

Veterans who have received rental or mortgage assistance from KCVP in the past 12 months for reasons other than impacts of COVID-19 may also be eligible for COVID-19 housing stabilization funds.

Eligibility for assistance

Veterans, servicemembers and their families may be eligible for housing stabilization assistance from KCVP if:

  • They live in King County
  • Are behind in rent or mortgage payments
  • Are economically impacted by COVID-19 (for example: job loss, reduced work hours, medical bills, etc.)
  • Monthly gross household income (generally) at or below 60% of Area Median Income

Veteran Pathfinders (Community Based Liaisons) can come to you

VSHSL funded community-based Veteran Pathfinders are conducting outreach into communities to share this resource with veterans and their families. Pathfinders can provide more information on housing stabilization assistance, screen veterans for assistance, help veterans fill out the initial paperwork and book appointments with KCVP social service professionals to continue the application process.

Pathfinders will work with veterans over the phone or can meet in a safe, public space using social distancing protocol). Contact a community-based Veteran Pathfinder:

Outreach to Veterans of Color
El Centro de la Raza
Riishaar Baker | rbaker@elecentrodelaraza.com | 206-957-4610 (North & Central KC)
Laura Aguilar | laguilar@elcentrodelaraza.com | 253-329-6965 (South King County)

Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle
Monica Brass | mbrass@urbanleague.org | 206-741-2452

Valley Cities Counseling and Consultation
Kenneth Johnson | kjohnson@valleycities.org | 425-757-7875

Pathfinder Coordinator
FOB Hope
Monique Brown | mbrown@fobhope.org | 253-970-4431

Outreach to Transgender Veterans
Ingersoll Gender Center
So’le Celestial | so’le@ingersollgendercenter.org | 253-604-8751

Outreach to Women Veterans
Minority Veterans of America
Melissa Margain | mmargain@minorityvets.org | 706-294-1638
Also, see their Assistance Page and COVID response page: http://www.minorityvets.org/covid19/

Outreach to Veterans Experiencing Homelessness
Therapeutic Health Services
Jamica Jenkins | jamicaj@ths-wa.org | 253-632-8434

Washington State Department of Veteran Affairs
Kelsey McGarry | kelsey.mcgarry@dva.wa.gov | 206-900-4785

Outreach to Native American Veterans
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation
Mike Tulee | mtulee@unitedindians.org |206-829-2214

Outreach to Military Families
Washington State Department of Veteran Affairs
Cathi Geisler | cathi.geisler@dva.wa.gov | 206-641-6865

Contact KCVP

For more information on housing stabilization assistance you can also contact the King County Veterans Program.

Seattle KCVP
Phone: 206-477-8282
2106 2nd Avenue, Seattle WA 98121
Walk-in hours: M-F, 8:30 – 12 am | 1 – 4:30 pm

Tukwila KCVP
Phone: 206-477-7022
645 Andover Park W, Tukwila WA 98188
Walk-in hours: M-F, 8:30 – 12 am | 1 – 4:30 pm